The Deadly Piece: A Sam Briscoe Thriller
by Pete Hamill

Sam Briscoe, a reporter who loves good booze, fast cars and beautiful women, Sam's women are beautiful and sleek as Red Emma, the Jaguar XJ-S with V-12 engine he sprung for after a big score at the black jack tables of Vegas. Sam can down the John Jameson with anyone in the house. And he can survive a belt on the head that would retire a light heavy-weight contender.

It's bizzare, even for the mafia. A hood is hit in full view of 20,000 screaming fans at a salsa concert. Sam isw aware there's no percentage in getting involved, but it turns into a family affair. And
the pursuit of a priceless relic with a track record deadlier than the Hope diamond...
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